• healthy muffins
  • hamper of chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins
6 Feb, 2016

My four favourite muffin flavours

By |February 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I simply love muffins, any time of the day.  Some recipes can be hard to replicate that fluffy centre and to avoid being dry or under-baked.  If you follow my simple base recipe for muffin batter, you can't go wrong.  Even better is that I've modified the ingredients, so you can make 'free from' muffins [...]

  • raspberry and almond muffins
17 Sep, 2015

Basic healthy muffin mixture

By |September 17th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Basic healthy muffin mixture - Here I've created a basic and easy 'base' recipe for healthy (some call them skinny) muffins around 200cal per muffin. You can adapt this to be sweet or savoury and use whatever fruit or vegetables you wish. Eat these as a breakfast alternative, a healthy snack or something a little [...]

  • Top listed UK food bloggers badge
3 Sep, 2015

Top UK food bloggers

By |September 3rd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

It was a total surprise last month in being contacted by a UK journalist, for inclusion on a food blogger's infographic for UK food bloggers, in his list of UK list of top food bloggers.  Clearly my site is being visited, which was my goal along with the sharing aspect.  I have started to lean [...]

  • fruit, vegetables, fruit juice
29 Jul, 2015

Seventeen MUST try smoothies this summer

By |July 29th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Here you are spoilt for choice with our list of smoothies. I didn't own a juicer when I started making smoothies and yes some smoothies might be too viscous for some palettes.  Personally, I like to retain as back of the goodness as possible.  For example, leaving a layer of the white membrane from an [...]

  • chillijam website homepage
28 Feb, 2015

Chilli Jam website’s expanded functions

By |February 28th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

UPDATES - UPGRADES - IMPROVEMENTS We have been working behind the scenes to increase our website functions. Some of which have been directly requested by YOU! Shopping lists Every user can now create their own shopping lists by selecting a single or multiple recipes into lists.  Just tick which ingredients you need, then print it out, which [...]

  • chillijam rss blog feed
8 Jan, 2015

RSS feed of food ideas at Chilli Jam now live!

By |January 8th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Are you in a hurry?  Do you find it frustrating to trawl through complete websites, while you look for specific posts of interest? Well, at the request of our readers, we have now made live an RSS feed of our posts and cooking tips. You can search for product reviews, cooking tips, shortcuts and our [...]

  • herbs spices and measures
4 Jan, 2015

Weights ‘n measures table

By |January 4th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How many of you (myself included) found yourself with an amazing recipe, but it's in measures that might as well be written in a foreign language?  Cups in South Africa and USA, metric in Europe and well the UK can't decide whether it should be imperial or metric :)  There are now conversion apps for [...]

  • ricotta stuff aubergine rolls
  • italian bruschetta
  • italian olive and peccorino breadsticks
1 Jan, 2015

Party food to impress your guests

By |January 1st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Happy 2015!  Most of us are all partied out after Christmas and the New Year.  Cooking AGAIN after the festive period might leave you without ideas of good dishes to entertain and impress your guests.  Look no further.  Here are EIGHT party dishes to impress your guests and get 2015 off to a great start. [...]

  • focaccia
  • seafood fish stew
  • pesto
31 Dec, 2014

Authentic Italian dishes you NEED to cook

By |December 31st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

La dolce vita - 'The good life, full of pleasure and indulgence' I have compiled some fabulous, authentic Italian recipes taught to me, while studying at an Italian cookery school in London.  They cover everything from antipasti, pizza and breads, pasta, meat, fish, desserts and sweet treats, with dishes from different regions of Italy.  Some [...]

  • leiths cookery school
27 Dec, 2014

Review: Leiths School of Food and Wine

By |December 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Intermediate Skills Part 1 Leiths was setup by Prue Leith (writer, restaurateur and TV personality) in the 1970s.  The school is based in West London and has become a leading cookery school in the UK for chefs looking for professional catering qualifications, but also for the likes of me, a cook enthusiast with a range [...]